This episode’s guest is North Carolina based security researcher and podcast host Charles Tendell. He joins the podcast to discuss his path to a career in cybersecurity, his experience dealing with Hurricane Florence, Hacker’s List, social engineering, political correctness, virtue signaling, racism, dating apps, cybersecurity pet peeves, Twitter drama, laying the pipe and more!
My guest this episode is social engineering guru Joe Gray. Joe is a Senior Security Architect at IBM and has his own blog and podcast called Advanced Persistent Security. Joe presented a talk at RSA this year with friend of the show Rachel Tobac on social engineering and OSINT which I posted the full audio of here. Joe spoke with me about Social Engineering, OSINT, vishing, SECTFs, password inspections and more!
A simulated compromise of a Fortune 500 company as part of a social engineering competition will lead to discussion about how data was collected using open source intelligence (OSINT) beyond that of social media and tools. It will identify places to find data, providing insight for more valuable data sources. This will include a demo of OSINT techniques, phishing and a pretexting discussion.
1: Learn how to defend against social engineering.
2: Understand the relative ease in collecting open source intelligence (OSINT).
3: Learn more about the tools and techniques used in social engineering.
Rachel discusses (and demonstrates) the art of “vishing” and social engineering. She placed 2nd twice in the Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at DEFCON 24 and DEFCON 25 and has become a popular speaker and advocate for personal and organizational safety through social engineering awareness.
DEFCON luminary Ryan “1o57” Clarke (pronounced “Lost”) spoke with me about the badge challenge which he helms each year. In the video above 1o57 shows off one of the custom made “Uber Badges” awarded to winners of several contests at DEFCON 24.
My DEFCON 24 badge, which I was convinced was emitting a RF signal. Possibly communicating with our benevolent robot overlords? Alas, no RF detected.